Senior Leadership Team
Our leaders who drive habitats mission of providing everyone with a decent place to live.
David J. Crawford serves as CEO of Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Crawford is a 35-year consumer and business services executive. He started his career with American Home Shield and had progressive career advancement leading to his appointment as President/COO from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Crawford was then recruited to CEO of Service America Enterprise, one of Florida’s largest residential/commercial HVAC, appliance and plumbing companies. In 2016, he came to Dallas to be the President of Miner National Service, a facility services company. Mr. Crawford has served on several nonprofit boards including the Memphis Habitat for Humanity from 2009 to 2013 and the Memphis Orpheum Theatre.
COO of Construction
Mark is a graduate of Baylor University and currently resides in Plano, Tx with his wife.
Chief Financial Officer
Melissa has over 25 years of public and private accounting experience that began with the Dallas office of Ernst & Young LLP. After leaving Ernst & Young, she held CFO roles in the energy and construction industries. She has held many leadership roles in the construction industry and her local PTA, who awarded her with a lifetime achievement award.
Melissa earned her BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University, is a CPA licensed in the state of Texas and holds a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) certification from the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (ICCIFP). She is currently serving as ICCIFP Board Vice Chairman and has served on several ICCIFP committees including the Internal Audit Committee, CCIFP Question Writing Task Force and the Eligibility and Application Committee. She is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and is currently serving on the Board of the Dallas CFMA Chapter and is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s.
Vice President of Human Resources
Donisha Santiago-Anderson is responsible for the implementation of strategies that enable Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity to attract, hire, train, develop and retain the best talent. She is passionate about building a culture and environment that is engaging, empowering, motivating and ripe for innovative solutions. Prior to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, she held various positions in human resources with experience in all facets of HR including recruiting and onboarding, benefits administration, employee relations and employee/management training and development. Donisha holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in HR Management and a Masters in Health Administration (MHA) from Governors State University. She is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), SHRM Certified Human Resources Professional (SHRM-CP) and is a certified Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP) by the Human Capital Institute. Donisha is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and Dallas HR.
Vice President of ReStores
Before joining Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, Cory held the position of Purchasing Manager at a “Top 100” U.S. home builder where he developed several successful cost-cutting initiatives as well as helped develop new lines of product. He also began volunteering on Habitat projects and was very excited when the opportunity arose to join Habitat as a full time employee.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Cory now resides in Denton, Texas with his wife and three kids.
Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs
Joli Robinson, a vocal advocate for racial equity in both her volunteer and professional work, Robinson was also the first Black woman to head community relations at DPD, an office created in the late 1980s to address decades of poor relationships between Dallas police and communities of color. She oversaw a team of 20 staff, implemented and supported multiple outreach efforts and programs with the Office of Community Affairs including LGBTQ+ Liaison initiatives, the UNIDOS – the Latino-Hispanic Program, and Asian-American and African-American Outreach teams.
As the former Dallas Police Department Director of Community Affairs and Youth Outreach and current Co-Chair for Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation, plans to bring years of valuable public policy experience to the local nonprofit.
Vice President of Development
Carmen is a native Texan with 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, most recently serving as executive director of multiple local chapters of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She has also held positions with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and successfully cultivated key relationships and garnered financial support from grassroots donors to major corporate partnerships, at each organization.
She is a graduate of Stephen’s College in Columbia, Missouri. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors cycling and hiking, along with cooking and spending time with her husband of 20 years and three teenage children.
Vice President of Volunteer Programs
During her time at Dallas Habitat, she has managed the compliance of the HUD Neighborhood Stabilization II grant of $32M, and the awarding of City of Dallas funding totaling $2.16M for 68 homes. In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing volunteer construction, volunteer management, and minor home repair programs. This includes ensuring all volunteer constructed homes are built on-time, on budget, and to Dallas Habitat for Humanity’s high-quality standards. Annual production is between 25 and 35 homes. Gail is a member of the North Lake College Construction Management Industry Advisory Board.